Philip Gardner, PhD

MSU Researcher - February 19, 2018
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Sponsor - Upper Peninsula Health Plan

Philip D. Gardner is Director of the Collegiate Employment Research Institute at Michigan State University and Executive Director of Career Services.   In January, 2018 Dr. Gardner retired from full-time employment at MSU and begun 1/2 appointment to lead the Institute. Dr. Gardner has been with MSU for 32 years after receiving degrees from Whitman College (BA in Chemistry) and Michigan State University (Ph.D. in Resource & Development Economics/Public Policy). His major areas of research include the transition from college to work, early socialization and career progression in the workplace, workforce readiness, and other areas related to college student studies. MSU’s nationally recognized annual college labor market study is done under his direction each fall. He served as senior editor of the Journal of Cooperative Education and Internships. In the spring of 2009 he served as a Fulbright specialist to New Zealand on work-integrated learning.



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